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Development Manager

Juxtaposition, Inc.


Organization Summary:

 About Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA), founded in 1995, is a youth-focused visual art and design non-profit based in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. It began as an arts enrichment workshop for 15 youth in a public housing community and today is a thriving cultural center that employs 100 people annually, including 70 youth. JXTA has grown from conducting its afterschool visual art programs out of a small leased space into operating out of multiple buildings (owned and leased), on a commercial corridor. In addition to its art education and community development work, JXTA’s core strategic focus is to scale JXTALabs, the organization’s social enterprise ventures that have grown 250% since opening five years ago. JXTALabs employ youth 14-21 years old in year-round part-time jobs as apprentices in: graphic design, textile/screen-printing, urban design, and contemporary art. Youth apprentices work side by side with professional artists and designers and generate revenue to support the businesses by producing logos, apparel, paintings, public art, as well as providing community engagement services for clients.  The organization’s current team of twenty full-time, part-time and contract artists and staff work with 70 youth employees, 40 partners, more than 3,000 students, and 10,000 audience members annually.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Arts, Culture and Humanities
Category: Fundraising and Fund Development Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: $55-65K DOQ
Hours: 40/week 

Primary Duties:

Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is seeking a Development Manager. This position is a key hire to help us meet our mission goals, build the brand and reputation of JXTA programs Labs, products and services. This position is responsible for directing the activities associated with grant preparation and submission, cultivation of donors and institutional funders, solicitation and stewardship of government contracts, prospecting of corporate and foundation grants. Grants are integral to the success of Juxtaposition and this position would work closely with the CEO and Development Team.

A competitive candidate must be interested in working on multiple internal projects and external relationships concurrently. Given the variability of the role, candidates must be highly organized and able to juggle multiple tasks at once.

Juxtaposition is a collaborative work environment where people that are positive, personable, fun, intelligent, motivated, efficient, and team-oriented are valued and successful.

Job Type: Full-time (Work from home most Fridays.)

Salary: $55-$65K

Benefits: High-quality health and dental care. Generous and flexible PTO. Work from home Friday option.

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55411

Development: 45% of role

  • Enlarge the circle of prospective funders through research, networking, internal and external outreach to build the capacity of the agency;
  • Work closely with the development, program, and finance staff to identify funding strategies and opportunities;
  • Ensure that a strong process of grant preparation and submission is in place, well communicated, and regularly reviewed. Oversee these processes;
  • Facilitate quarterly meetings with program and development staff to identify and review funding opportunities and program changes;
  • Guide development team in working across the agency to identify needs, and to develop clear, compelling, and authentic proposal narratives that meet or exceed funder guidelines and expectations;
  • Build strong relationships with foundation and corporate program officers through personal communication, invitations, and networking opportunities;
  • In partnership with development team identify new funding prospects and cultivate current portfolio;
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of deadlines for proposals, LOIs, and reporting; and
  • Maintain database of donors using Salesforce, a cloud-based nonprofit customer relationship management system. Utilize CRM for donor communications, management and reporting;
  • Foster positive attitudes among staff in accomplishing development goals and objectives.
  • Partner with CEO and Capital Campaign Committee to coordinate annual development efforts with $14 million capital campaign.


Fundraising: 45% of role

  • Develop comprehensive fundraising plan in partnership with committee, team and CEO;
  • Donor Management and Prospecting- Work in partnership with the CEO? to research, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors;
  • Help devise and implement best strategies for significantly expanding the JXTA funding base at the local and national level;
  • Plan, monitor and meet annual and long-range individual donor revenue projections;
  • Conduct database/gift analyses to report on fundraising campaigns and appeals;
  • Assist the organization in meeting annual and long-range fundraising goals;
  • Support fundraising committee with planning, events, and reports and other meeting materials;
  • Serve as the primary liaison between staff and the Move the Crowd Committee, JXTA’s annual and largest fundraising event
  • Curate online fundraising strategies in partnership with communications/website team;
  • Collaborate with internal staff on large organizational fundraisers; and
  • Prepare and manage Give to the Max day, Kickstarter, and other online fundraising activities.

Other Duties as Assigned (10%)

  •  Event coordination and support as needed.
  • Represent JXTA in relevant spaces.
  • Other duties.



 Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
  • Honesty and integrity are a must.
  • Passion, energy and commitment demonstrated in working with and in diverse communities.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and be a strong team player who works with other employees to achieve positive results.
  • Willing to go above and beyond when needed.
  • Inter-Culturally Competent.
  • Successful at inter-personal exchanges and communication.
  • Creative, curious, and game to try new things, learn new things, become part of the Juxtaposition Arts team.
  • Flexible and able to attend events in evenings, on weekends, and during workweek (periodic and pre-arranged).
  • 2 or more years of experience working in grant management, fundraising, and development positions.
  • 3 or more years of experience working with individual donors.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office and Sales Force or another CRM.


Additional Info:

 Juxtaposition Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a diverse work environment.  People of color, people with disabilities, women, and people who identify with other marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and any questions via email to No phone calls please.  


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